Prepare To Sell
Our associates at Hartman Cole are trained to help you get your property looking it’s best for showings to potential buyers. We will walk through the property with you to help you determine the crucial areas to concentrate on for general staging and sprucing up. You can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers.
What To Do To Prepare:
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale:
1. Curb Appeal.
Keeping your landscape pristine, and adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals, will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers. Fresh paint on the exterior frontage will also entice a few more buyers to come inside.
2. Property Repairs.
Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property. We even can recommend a property inspector to give you a full report on the property condition. Once the repairs are completed, we can get a re-inspection showing a clean report so that prospective buyer can view the report and feel assured that your property is worth offering a great price.
3. Cleanliness and Staging.
Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Again, your Hartman Cole associate will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.
4. Disclosures and Inspections.
Your Hartman Cole agents are experts with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you provide thorough disclosure statements that are beneficial to both you and the buyer by reducing your legal liability and making sure the buyer feels very comfortable with the sale. We do often suggest an inspection and home improvement measures before placing your property on the market so that you are fully aware of the property condition. (such as termite and pest inspections).
Presenting and showing your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent, if you are not there. Moreover, your agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers. We strongly suggest that our sellers leave the showing of the property to Hartman Cole while you go and enjoy a little time for yourself.